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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Mar 22, 2008 7:09am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: More Classic TV

"Slightly" off topic? So, What is your favourite beverage?
Seriously though, That post just reminds me that there is plenty of historically important stuff which cannot be uploaded here, including "The Jackie Gleason Show", "December Bride", the underrated "My Mother The Car" and even "The Tonight Show" (Which despite the fact that almost all pre-1970 episodes were destroyed, is still copyrighted.

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Poster: Executive Date: Mar 22, 2008 7:51am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Classic TV , copyrighted shows

NBC was foolish to destroy so many of the old 1960s Carson tapes, but there are quite a few kinescopes of those episodes that survived. They don't look that good at all. However, they did save the original tapes of the 1967 appearance by Don Rickles (the Japanese girls in the hot tub), Jadk Webb's Dragnet spoof from 1968, and Tiny Tim's on-air wedding to Miss Vicki in 1969.

Even Jack Paar's Tonight Show was in color when it premiered in 1957, and the situation there is similar.

I've seen a few episodes of My Mother the Car from my tape-trading days.
It's almost as unwatchable as It's About Time.

But back to the original point of copyrighted material. This site may have a policy against uploading those shows, yet GUBA has been allowing it for years. I was able to download a lot of first & second season episodes of COMBAT! there (transferred from DVD-Rips), and many of those I hadn't seen from my tape-trading days. :)

This post was modified by Executive on 2008-03-22 14:48:58

This post was modified by Executive on 2008-03-22 14:51:09

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Mar 22, 2008 8:10am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Classic TV , copyrighted shows

Ok. I think I'm the only person who likes "My Mother The Car"! Why I enjoy that crappy show, I don't know.....